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What is vssvc.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service by Microsoft

What is it?

The Volume Shadow Copy Service provides the backup infrastructure for the Microsoft Windows, as well as a mechanism for creating consistent point-in-time copies of data known as shadow copies. The Volume Shadow Copy Service can produce consistent shadow copies by coordinating with business applications, file-system services, backup applications, fast-recovery solutions, and storage hardware.
Description of vssvc.exe from Microsoft
The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes. VSS provides a consistent interface that allows coordination between user applications that update data on disk (writers) and those that back up applications (requesters).
(vssvc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does vssvc.exe run?

Service - vssvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VSS' (Stínová kopie svazku). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Stínová kopie svazku runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vssvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vssvc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vssvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000141% CPU14.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.55 MB RAM25.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: vssvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 1.37 MB
Original file name: VSSVC.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000820285%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000806207%
User CPU: 0.00000140781133%
Privileged CPU time: 253859.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 58 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,872,047,094
CPU cycle count /min: 114,212,705
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 71.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 83.54 MB
Paged memory: 5.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.59 MB
Paged system memory: 109.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.86 KB
Working set memory: 10.12 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.38 MB
Min working set memory: 3.02 MB
Private memory: 5.55 MB
Page faults: 50,509
Page faults /min: 12
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,344
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 180.79 KB
Read transfer /min: 42 Bytes
Total write operations: 200
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.14 MB
Write transfer /min: 512 Bytes
Total other operations: 161,339
Other operations /min: 37
Total other transfer: 2.27 MB
Other Transfer /min: 543 Bytes
Handle count average: 787
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command

Service details

Name: Stínová kopie svazku
Service name: VSS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Spravuje a implementuje stínové kopie pro zálohování nebo k jinému účelu. Je-li služba zastavena, nebudou stínové kopie pro zálohování k dispozici a zálohování se nemusí podařit. Je-li tato služba zakázána, pak se spuštění všech služeb výslovně závislých na této službě nezdaří.”

Image hashes

MD5: e369c59f2c0852ddd090c07e0dde0051
SHA-1: ca781ec79bdb45c628544295e09e57ac0a2be0c4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.87466
File packed: No
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